Ryan & Wood

15 Great Republic Dr, Gloucester, MA 01930

Greetings from Ryan and Wood, we hope you are all well. We are happy to say we’ll have our HAND SANITIZER available Monday, April 13th from 10:00am to 4:00pm as supplies last.

It’s $31.88 including tax for a one liter bottle. Curbside pick up, one car at a time at the clearly marked door.  We bought some a couple of weeks ago and it is wonderful.  Buy local

Cash accepted, credit cards are encouraged.

Ryan & Wood making sanitizer

On Saturday we went to Ryan & Wood to pick up their hand sanitizer that they are making.  Only one person at a time in the shop with proper social distancing.  This 1 Liter of hand sanitizer filled almost 40 fl. oz of sanitizer.  The containers that were used are pumps of hand soap.  Instead of throwing these plastics in recycle, we use them for other things.  Great idea by Ryan & Wood and thank you.  Always try to shop local.

Ryan & Wood Distilleries • 15 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, Ma  • (978) 281-2282

Thank you Ryan & Wood

Ryan & Wood Distilleries at Blackburn Park.
Because of the COVID-19 crisis, we have switched our production lines to making hand-sanitizer to try and help out. The Federal Government (FDA) recently gave distilleries permission to make this to help with the shortage. It’s made from our vodka distillate according to the World Health Organization recipe of Alcohol (80% of product), Hydrogen Peroxide and Glycerol. https://www.fda.gov/media/136289/download
We intend on donating to local food banks, medical providers, and people who work with elderly. Today we have reached out to the Council of Aging and Cape Ann Food Pantry.

 

Welcome to Ryan & Wood Distilleries

DISTILLING WORLD CLASS SPIRITS SINCE 2006

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In 2006, Bob Ryan and his nephew Dave Wood founded Ryan & Wood Distilleries with the dream of producing small batch spirits in their coastal home of Gloucester, MA on Cape Ann.  Steeped in blue-collar maritime history, Gloucester is an ideal “port of origin” for our whiskies, gins, rums, and vodkas. Our spirits are made the old-fashioned way in our copper pot and column still, fit for hard-working locals and world travelers alike.

BOB RYAN

Growing up, Bob spent most his days on the Gloucester waterfront working at his father’s seafood processing company.  After 35 successful years he sought out a new adventure.  Ryan & Wood proved to be a perfect marriage of his manufacturing knowledge and his wish to pay homage to his hometown’s maritime past, now evident in the artwork on each of our bottles.  Bob loves to say that Gloucester was built by “ships of wood and men of iron,” noting that only the ships have changed.

KATHY RYAN

They say “father knows best,” but when it comes to spirits, this mother and grandmother is the Queen of tasting Whiskey, Rum, Gin, and Vodka.  Possessing the best palette of the crew, Kathy has the final say on what gets the Ryan & Wood stamp of approval.

DOUG RYAN

Doug represents the second generation of the Ryan family to take up distilling.  An attorney by trade, he handles the legal work of our highly-regulated industry but prefers to be milling grains and mashing whiskey!  You can catch him on the production floor during your tour, and at most of our tastings and promotional events pouring spirits and spreading the word.

JENNIFER RYAN

Jennifer handles most of Ryan & Wood’s Social Media and marketing efforts, but her Dominican heritage gives her a special perspective on the world of Rum! She also has the some of the finest handwriting in the region, a necessary skill for writing the barrel and bottle number on each individual bottle of our single-barrel craft whiskies.

In Memoriam, David Nelson Wood, Esq.

The “Wood” of Ryan & Wood, Bob and Kathy’s nephew Dave helped found the company and worked tirelessly to build it from the ground up.  Although he passed away in 2012, his fingerprints still linger in every aspect of the operation.  Dave’s business acumen was only surpassed by his sharp wit and dedication to his family.  We’re proud to carry on his legacy with each bottle of Ryan & Wood.  Cheers, Dave!

A true American gem based in New England; their spirits are incredibly flavorful, aromatic, and smooth. Great stop on a tour of Gloucester or for any spirits fan.

/  JEFF D.  /

“Bob Ryan and his family are among the kindest and generous people you’d ever want to meet! Their distillery is immaculately kept which is a reflection of the pride and passion they put into their business and spirits. Make sure you get a bottle of rum and bring home a little “Glosta.”

/  DON A.  /

“On my most recent trip some friends mentioned Ryan & Wood Distilleries and asked a few of us to go pick up a couple of bottles for them. Upon arriving we were given an impromptu tour that was entertaining and incredibly informative. There is so much care for craft and history in what Ryan & Wood do and you can taste it in their product. They make a great tasting rye and their gin is just insane. In all of New York I think my house will be serving up the best martini.”

/  STEPHEN F.  /

“A true American gem based in New England; their spirits are incredibly flavorful, aromatic, and smooth. Great stop on a tour of Gloucester or for any spirits fan.”

/  JEFF D.  /

“We stopped by an took the tour. This is a family run operation and one of the owners does the tour. She explained all the process for making all of their products (vodka, rum, gin, whiskey). I have been on several brewery tours and a couple distillery tours. This was the most informative. At the end we were able to do a tasting and were impressed enough to but three bottles.”

/  TRIPADVISOR  /

NEW TV Series “AWESOME GLOUCESTER” PREMIERES TONIGHT

From Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith:

Awesome Gloucester- The TV Show

The series premiere of  “Awesome Gloucester” airs tonight, Thursday, July 10 at 7pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Explore Gloucester and its awesomeness with host David Wesson and get an insiders look at baking bread at Virgilio’s Italian Bakery; explore the Maritime Gloucester tide pools with kids; and learn about distilling rum at Ryan & Wood Distilleries. This show is created by Lanesvillian Matt Morris, a filmmaker who loves this town and decided to make a television show about one of the coolest places on Earth.

The show also airs on Fridays at 3:30 pm; and Sundays at 5:00 pm.  See full Cape Ann TV Schedule here.

Ryan & Wood Rum Caramel Sauce . . . seriously.

Rum Caramel Sauce + So Much More

This time, it’s ok to play with your food.
Mix + Match sauces and drizzle over French butter cookies.
Ooh la la . . . our Dessert Kit is seriously fun.

Dessert Kit Includes…

1. 1 French Butter + 1 Chocolate CookieCygnet Bakery

2. Jar of Fudge Sauce from
Fudge Everything!

3. Jar of Huckleberry Bourbon Sauce from Pamplemousse

4. Jar of Ryan & Wood Rum Caramel Sauce from Maryellen Gigliotti

5. Finishing Salt from Atlantic Saltworks

6. “My Cherry Amour” Caramels fromCaramels de Bourchard
. . . and last but not least
7. 2014 Dinner Dealer deck of cards!
Dine out. Dessert in!
Happy Valentine’s Day
(whichever your flavor)

Valentine’s Day Dessert Kit
The Most Delicious Love Story.


— See our little VIDEO —
Watch the Love Story Unfold

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Alchemy Chef Scott Jensen wins Wicked Tuna Challenge at Alchemy last night

Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna
Chef Scott Jensen on Wicked Tuna

Last night Alchemy’s chef Scott Jensen narrowly defeated chef Steve Morlino of Boston’s Union Bar and Grille (where Chef Scott got his start) at the Alchemy Bistro Wicked Tuna Challenge, which was judged by the audience, who got to taste both dishes.

Before dinner, Alchemy’s mixologist Felicia Grossi, who won the Block Party’s first Ryan & Wood Cocktail Contest mixed up her Ryan & Wood signature cocktail for fishermen and guests aboard one of the Tuna boats.

And our son, John, got to pilot the boat.  “That boat’s got a lot of tech!” says John.

The entire event was filmed for Wicked Tuna Season 3 and Lisa Smith caught all the action for Cape Ann TV.  You’ll be able to see some of the event on Cape Ann TV before Wicked Tuna Season 3 premieres, and we’ll let you know when to catch it.

Ryan & Wood Is A Finalist for MA Family Business Awards 2012

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Ryan & Wood Distilleries is pleased to announce its selection as a Finalist for the 2012 Massachusetts Family Business Awards. As finalists in the First Generation Business category, the Ryan and Wood families will be honored at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge on October 25 where winners will be announced. The annual awards program honors excellence in business management, growth, community service and business transition within family businesses. Past winners of the prestigious FBA awards include local favorite Woodman’s of Essex (2011 Small Business).

Bob Ryan had this to say about his company’s selection: “We knew about the FBA but the initial nomination and then selection as a finalist came as quite a surprise. It’s a huge honor to be recognized because the people behind the scenes at the FBA are truly dedicated to helping family businesses prosper in the commonwealth. We were pleased just to be noticed by a great group like the FBA.” Bob and Kathy Ryan, their son Doug, and nephew Dave Wood all work at the Distillery and cite the family nature of the business as a major asset. Doug Ryan comments that “although you never seem to clock out at the end of the day, you feel good about working hard for one another. After all, our name is on each bottle.” Ryan & Wood’s first three products had fanciful names, but when it was time to name their latest spirit, Doug insisted on naming it simply Ryan & Wood Straight Rye Whiskey as he was especially proud of this offering. “I wanted our Rye to bear our names and nothing else to drive home the fact that it’s made with care by a local family. That should mean something, because like any good mom, mine doesn’t let me cut corners.” That is why Kathy Ryan is the operation’s chief taster, in charge of barrel selection for the rye, and barrel blending for Ryan & Wood’s Folly Cove Rum. “She has the best Palate in the building, and refuses to compromise,” said Doug Ryan, “which shows that without the whole family’s involvement, we would be short valuable team

Another easy Appetizer Recipe for Christmas and New Years!

Here is re-post of the vodka cured salmon recipe because it is so easy to make and delicious that I figured might be nice to make for the holidays.  If you have any questions, as always, please don’t hesitate to comment on this post and I will answer you.

My sister Kate Lufkin and I had a tour which took us through the entire process from the raw ingredients to how they do the small batch bottling by hand.   When the tour was over Kate made some excellent cocktails and I made the recipe below–Vodka cured salmon with lemon mustard sauce.  I hope you enjoy it!

You can easily increase the amount of salmon by two or three times to feed a large crowd and if well wrapped, this cured fish keeps for weeks under refrigeration.  The sauce is excellent with all kinds of fish and shellfish and also works well with chicken or a sandwich spread so make lots!

Beauport Vodka Cured Salmon with Mustard Lemon Sauce

¾ pound skin on salmon fillet

1 lemon, zested and juiced
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
¼ cup chopped fresh dill
¼ cup Beauport Vodka

Rinse and pat dry salmon.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine lemon zest, one tablespoon lemon juice, salt, sugar chopped dill and vodka.  Stir to combine.

On a flat plate, layer 3 sheets of plastic wrap overlapping each other.  Place salmon, skin side down on the middle of the wrap.  Pour mixture on top of salmon flesh and tightly wrap.  Use more plastic wrap around salmon if necessary to keep liquid in.  Place on a flat plate and balance another plate on top of salmon and weight plate with something heavy, like a pound of butter for example.

Store salmon in fridge overnight or for at least 18 hours.  When ready to serve, remove wrap and rinse off dill mixture.  Pat salmon dry and thinly slice with the grain of the fish.  Serve on crostini, thinly sliced bread or with eggs (excellent!) and bagels, topping with the lemon mustard sauce  (recipe follows) as desired.

Mustard Lemon Sauce

¼ cup horseradish mustard (or any flavor you like)
¼ cup good mayonnaise
2 teaspoons shallot, finely chopped
1 tablespoons lemon juice (or more to taste)
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

Inspired Cooking airs on Cape Ann TV on Tuesday nights at 8:30, Friday afternoons at 4:30 and Sundays at 11:30 AM.  I hope you will tune in!

Talking Vodka with Bob Ryan of Ryan & Wood Distillery

Hello Friends!  After a bit of a hiatus from recipe creation and show taping I am back!  And can you think of a better way to come back than to make a show about vodka?  I can’t!

Remember that stretch of really hot days in August?  I do, and you will too when you watch this show on Cape Ann TV that we filmed at Ryan & Wood Distillery during one of those days.  Heat aside, the place is incredible.  I know a little about a lot of things but I had no idea how vodka was made, just that I enjoy it on occasion.  The process is so simple yet so complicated at the same time that I felt like I was in science class all over again.  The heat inside the building is necessary to keep the products at the appropriate temperature and the near 100 degrees outside that day, and the fantastic aroma of the products being distilled made my head spin that day!

My sister Kate Lufkin and I had a tour which took us through the entire process from the raw ingredients to how they do the small batch bottling by hand.   When the tour was over Kate made some excellent cocktails and I made the recipe below–Vodka cured salmon with lemon mustard sauce.  I hope you enjoy it!

You can easily increase the amount of salmon by two or three times to feed a large crowd and if well wrapped, this cured fish keeps for weeks under refrigeration.  The sauce is excellent with all kinds of fish and shellfish and also works well with chicken or a sandwich spread so make lots!

Vodka Cured Salmon with Lemon Mustard Sauce

Beauport Vodka Cured Salmon with Mustard Lemon Sauce

¾ pound skin on salmon fillet

1 lemon, zested and juiced
3 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
¼ cup chopped fresh dill
¼ cup Beauport Vodka

Rinse and pat dry salmon.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine lemon zest, one tablespoon lemon juice, salt, sugar chopped dill and vodka.  Stir to combine.

On a flat plate, layer 3 sheets of plastic wrap overlapping each other.  Place salmon, skin side down on the middle of the wrap.  Pour mixture on top of salmon flesh and tightly wrap.  Use more plastic wrap around salmon if necessary to keep liquid in.  Place on a flat plate and balance another plate on top of salmon and weight plate with something heavy, like a pound of butter for example.

Store salmon in fridge overnight or for at least 18 hours.  When ready to serve, remove wrap and rinse off dill mixture.  Pat salmon dry and thinly slice with the grain of the fish.  Serve on crostini, thinly sliced bread or with eggs (excellent!) and bagels, topping with the lemon mustard sauce  (recipe follows) as desired.

Mustard Lemon Sauce

¼ cup horseradish mustard (or any flavor you like)
¼ cup good mayonnaise
2 teaspoons shallot, finely chopped
1 tablespoons lemon juice (or more to taste)
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

Inspired Cooking airs on Cape Ann TV on Tuesday nights at 8:30, Friday afternoons at 4:30 and Sundays at 11:30 AM.  I hope you will tune in!  If you have any “inspirations” for show topics please let me know by commenting on this entry or email me at laurielufkin@yahoo.com.  Thank you for watching!